Sydney, Australia – Atradius has announced the appointment of Farook Mohammed as country manager in New Zealand following the retirement of Martin Jones. Specialising in the assessment and management of clients’ needs and management of risks, Farook joins Atradius as part of its ongoing efforts to support local and international businesses in their exports as well as in their trade with local companies.
Farook has more than 15 years’ experience in credit insurance as an underwriter and broker. He joins Atradius from Aon Risk Services Australia, where as a client manager, he was responsible for the service, placement, and administration of a large portfolio of trade credit insurance clients ranging from small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to large global corporations.
Farook also previously worked as an underwriting manager at QBE Insurance Australia, where he managed 50 per cent of QBE Trade Credit Australia’s domestic retention portfolio and all export retention and new business in New South Wales.
Mark Hoppe, managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Atradius, said, “Martin Jones has contributed significantly to the growth of Atradius in New Zealand and we wish him well in his retirement. Farook is a highly capable replacement, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the company. We look forward to working with him to continue helping New Zealand businesses trade with confidence.
Farook Mohammed, country manager, New Zealand, Atradius, said, “I am excited to join Atradius, one of the leading credit insurers in the region. I’m looking forward to building strong relationships with our customers and their brokers.”
The New Zealand office of Atradius will relocate from its longstanding Wellington headquarters to Auckland in December.
Atradius provides trade credit insurance, surety and collections services worldwide through a strategic presence in more than 50 countries. Atradius has access to credit information on over 240 million companies worldwide. Its credit insurance, bonding and collections products help protect companies throughout the world from payment risks associated with selling products and services on trade credit. Atradius forms part of Grupo Catalana Occidente (GCO.MC), one of the leading insurers in Spain and worldwide in credit insurance.